Mimic/Chocolate Tang - Acanthurus Pyroferus

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  1. poiromaniax

    poiromaniax MASA Contributor

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    Hey all,

    So I was wondering, how rare are these fish in S.A? (im talking about the yellow variety)

    I know a few people have them, but it looks as if they all bought them thinking it was something else


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    i saw my lfs in ct has them . u know if they hardy or prone to spots?
     
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    where yusuf?
     
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    poiromaniax Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    I have had one for just over a month now, so I cant really comment.

    mine seems very docile. Just swims around following my Sailfin tang and pecking off rocks
     
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    rezaa .. exotic reef. he had them in the last shipment for 299. i still recall ppl thinking it was a yellow tang lol.
     
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    I have a Chocolate tang, Got it from Dewald (Dorry). When he broke down his own system

    Nice fish.
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    Here he is with the Desjardini Sailfin and Blonde Naso.
     
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    heeeyy i have that exact fish was sold to me as a bristle tooth bought it from Idol marine. its now covered in WS. hope it pulls through. U want it?
     
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    You not keen on it? Have an empty tank if you giving away
     
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    poiromaniax Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Thanks dude, but I already have one - hope yours pulls through
     
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    I am very keen on keeping it just dont have a QT for it:(
     
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    I also got one, came in as an Orange Shoulder. Bought it straight out of the box, put it in my tank and then realised what it was. :p This was about four years back.
     
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    mine died wife told me now
     
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    poiromaniax Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Eish, sorry to hear ziyaad!
     
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    poiromaniax Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Did you get an orange shoulder as well?


    How much did you guys pay for yours if you dont mind me asking?
     
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